Oct 11, 2012 8:35 PM by Madelyn Monteath, KSBY News

Diablo Canyon reactor unexpectedly shuts down

The unit 2 reactor at Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant unexpectedly shut down Thursday, according to PG&E spokesman Blair Jones.

The shutdown happened just after noon.

It was due to an electrical disturbance in equipment used to export power into the grid. PG&E says that it is a precaution for the reactor to shut down.

It is unclear when the unit will restart. An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of the shutdown.



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